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Through Partisan Eyes - "If only those (insert political party here) would negotiate we could end this government shutdown." Chances are you've heard, or even said, this statement in the past week, with both Democrats and Republicans taking the blame. But how much does our own political point of view shape the way we view the highly-polarized battle in congress? How much does our choice of media sources shape our perception of the federal government shutdown? And is it even possible...
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Bodytribe Fitness - Today on Insight, you'll meet Chip Conrad, owner of Bodytribe Fitness in Sacramento. He'll tell you about his new book "Lift With Your Head. "The Vagina Monologues" - Sacramento's long-running production of "The Vagina Monologues" is making the move to San Francisco. You'll hear excepts from the play and cast members tell you why they're involved. This segment originally aired Oct. 4, 2006.
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Topics: Bodytribe Fitness, Chip Conrad, Lift With Your Head, The Vagina Monologues, Allyson Goble, Amber...
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Healthy marijuana? - What, if any, are the health benefits of marijuana? Today on Insight, we continue our look at Prop. 215 10 years after it was passed by California voters. The proposition allows people with a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana as medicine. You'll hear from experts on both sides of the issue, including a doctor and patient. Student fitness - California students are leading sedentary lives according to the California Department of Education's 2006 Physical Fitness Test...
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Musicians from home and abroad found their way to Insight this year. Today Jeffrey Callison revisits some of your favorite live musical performances of 2005: Jackie Green, Fruit, Bill Champlin, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Jez Lowe, and ¡Bucho! We also hear the Insight theme accompanied by two sacramento area residents who happen to be international beatboxing champions: Antoinette 'Butterscotch' Clinton and Leejay Abucayan. Listen to it now by clicking the link below.
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Topics: Jackie Green, Fruit, Bill Champlin, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Jez Lowe, Bucho, Antoinette...
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"Deadliest Catch" - Today on Insight, you'll meet two local brothers behind the Discovery Channel's hit reality series "Deadliest Catch." Todd and Doug Stanley tell you what it's like to record Alaskan crab fisherman at work. Both were recently nominated for creative Emmy awards. Chris Enss - Author Chris Enss tells you about her latest Western history book, "Tales Behind the Tombstones." Follow-up Friday - We catch up with Josh Montmeny, a young Sacramento man who...
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Topics: Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel, Todd Stanley, Doug Stanley, Emmy nomination, Chris Enss, Tales...
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Nov 17, 2012
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Live musical performances are an important part of Insight, and on our final show of 2010 we'll listen again to some of this year's standouts, including the comic folk stylings of Sacramento's Freebadge Serenaders; the indie rock of Sea of Bees; the Celtic sounds of Nine-9ths Irish; and much more.
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Nov 17, 2012
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World-famous violinist and California native Anne Akiko Meyers is renowned for her technical brilliance and compelling stage presence. She joins Jeffrey in studio to talk about her music, career and what it's like to travel the world with her violin.
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Topics: violinist, Anne Akiko Meyers, music and career, travel, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio,...
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Nov 8, 2012
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You've heard about podcasts, but just what are they, and how do they work? Attend today's Insight for Podcasting 101. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with small and established podcasters about the programming they offer, why they do it, and if anyone's earning a living at it. Also: the San Francisco radio station that re-broadcasts podcasts found on the web. It's believed to be the only station of its kind in the nation.
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Topics: Podcasting, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Insight
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Nov 7, 2012
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Four professors at the Sac State English Department have new books of poetry out. Today they read from their works, and tell us how and why they write poetry. We'll also talk about life as a poet in a world where appreciation for the written word seems in decline. Our poets and their books: Joshua McKinney, The Novice Mourner; Cherryl Smith, After Being Somewhere Else; Brad Buchanan, The Miracle Shirker; Catherine Fraga, Running Away with Gary the Mattress Salesman.
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Topics: Joshua McKinney, The Novice Mourner, Cherryl Smith, After Being Somewhere Else, Brad Buchanan, The...
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Snowpack - The winter of 2012 is off to a dry start. We'll find out just how dry from the California Department of Water Resources, which conducted the first snowpack survey of 2012 this Tuesday. We'll have an update from Maurice Roos, Chief Hydrologist, Division of Flood Management for the California Department of Water Resources. We'll also speak about what the lack of snow means for tourism and winter sports in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Andy Chapman, Director of Tourism for the North...
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Norman Solomon - MSNBC, Fox News and NPR have all recently been in the news because of how they handled journalists expressing political opinions. We'll talk about that, and last week's election, with author and media critic Norman Solomon. Urban Carnivores - A Central Valley ecologist has co-written a book about meat-eaters you find in cities, such as foxes, coyotes and even bears. We'll talk with Dr. Brian Cypher about "Urban Carnivores." Asian Clams in Lake Tahoe - We'll get an...
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Iranian Reaction - What do Iranians in Sacramento think about what's going on in Iran - the disputed election, the huge protests and now the government crackdown? To try and find out, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler recently went to a restaurant popular with Iranians in Sacramento. Today on Insight, Adler joins us to tell us what he heard. Prison Psychologist - "How to Create and Maintain an Alien" is the provocative title of a new book about the psychology and treatment of...
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In 1931 a German radio producer broadcast live to Germany from the legendary Cotton Club in New York City. A recording of that broadcast was recently found. KXJZ producer Matias Bombal will give this historic recording its U.S. broadcast premiere on Sunday night at 9:00 pm on KXJZ's Classical Jazz and Swing. Today on Insight, we listen to remarkable clips, including Cab Calloway and his orchestra playing Minnie the Moocher; we also talk about the broadcast, and how it happened; why the...
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Nov 16, 2007
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Dina's diary - Sacramentan Dina Howard is a breast cancer survivor who chronicled her year-long battle with the disease for a new KXJZ radio documentary that airs tonight. Today on Insight, Howard tells you about the challenges she faced this year and what it was like to record some of her most intimate moments. You'll also hear from one of the doctors that was instrumental in her care, as well as KXJZ's Paul Conley, who co-produced the hour-long special. Movie mayhem - Film critics Carla Meyer...
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People in the Sacramento area have until April 18th to vote on whether they want to pay for better flood protection. Today on Insight, find out about the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency's proposal to create a new assessment district. It would incorporate some current flood assessment districts and add new ones to meet SAFCA's goal of protecting the area against a 200-year flood. Learn how much the flood assessment would cost and what's at stake. You've heard of the Peace Corps but have you...
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Sep 13, 2007
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Human rights experts tell you about the devastating impact torture and other cruel treatment can have, and what needs to be done to stop governments and other authorities from relying on it. Guests: Chip Pitts, former Board Chair and Treasurer of Amnesty International USA; Nestor Fantini, an Argentine educator and journalist who was tortured in captivity; and Dr. Maimul Ahsan Khan, a visiting law scholar at the University of California, Davis, and author of "Human Rights in the Muslim...
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Farming is the Central Valley's oldest and biggest business. Jeffrey Callison profiles three Valley farmers, all of them women. They produce honey and other products from bees, raise alpacas, and produce cashmere. Each of the women on our show are featured in the book Outstanding in Their Fields: California's Women Farmers, published by the UC Davis Small Farm Center. Local researchers have found a compound in chocolate that's good for your heart. Jeffrey speaks with Carl Keen, who heads the...
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Capitol Chat - Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has thrown his hat into the race for California's next Governor. We'll talk with Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler about the Tea Party favorite's odds in the race. Also, California Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg wants Senator Ron Calderon out of his Insurance Committee chairmanship after it was revealed that Sen. Calderon is the subject of an FBI investigation. We'll hear why. Marcos Breton - Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us for...
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New Legislation Could Ban the Cropping of Dogs' Ears It's been common practice for centuries in many countries to crop dogs' ears to make them stand straight. Some veterinarians consider the practice cruel, but others say it's humane. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with experts on the issue, including the author of a new bill that would ban cropping in California. Also today: A new study from UC Davis shows how animals sense when food lacks amino acids. Jeffrey speaks with neurophysiologist...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento, public radio, Capital Public Radio, Cropping of Dogs Ears, Dorthy...
Steve Inskeep - NPR host Steve Inskeep's new book, "Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi" illuminates the pains and possibilities of the rapidly growing Pakistani city he has visited several times as a reporter. Crime After Crime - "Crime After Crime" is a documentary about two rookie lawyers trying to get a woman convicted of murdering her abusive husband out of jail nearly three decades later. There's a special benefit screening of the film at the Crest Monday. We'll...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Steve Inskeep, NPR...
State Parks Hidden Surplus - Matt Weiser, the Sacramento Bee reporter who uncovered that the California State Parks has been hoarding $54 million while it made plans to shut down 70 state parks, joins us to explain what he found and how. Manipulating California's Energy Market - The non-profit corporation in charge of controlling 80 percent of California's energy has accused banking giant JP Morgan Chase of systematically exploiting loopholes in the state's energy market for profit. JP Morgan...
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Capitol Chat - We'll speak with LA Times political reporter Shane Goldmacher about some of this week's news-worthy items in state government. Prison Realignment - The transfer of thousands of state inmates to county supervision begins on Saturday. Will the counties be ready to deal with a big increase in their own inmate and parolee population? We'll hear from Corrections Secretary Matthew Cate. Gender Issues in Healthcare - A dwindling number of insurance agencies offer maternity coverage....
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New Testament - Is it time to reconsider the roles of Judas, Mary Magdalene and doubting Thomas during biblical times? The author of a a new translation of the new testament thinks so. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with Dr. Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Orange County's Chapman University. Matt Neenan - A new work by choreographer Matt Neenan is premiering this weekend at the Sacramento Ballet. You'll...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, New Testament translation, Marvin...
Back to Afghanistan - The war in Afghanistan continues 11 years after the September 11th terrorist attacks that spawned the conflict and people across the country are finding it impossible to return to normalcy. Jess Ransom is a graduate of Luther Burbank High School and mother of two who suffered Traumatic Brain Injury a torn ACL in Afghanistan. When she returned to the states to recover she suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. To add to Ransom's troubles, she has been notified she is...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Post Traumatic Stress...
Marcos Breton - Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us the first Wednesday of each month (and sometimes on Thursday). His columns appear each Wednesday and Sunday in the Sacramento Bee's "Our Region" section. Gregory Kondos - Gregory Kondos, a contemporary of Wayne Thiebaud and a landscape artist known nationwide for his paintings of Yosemite and the Sacramento River Delta, will be exhibiting his work at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville for most of January and February....
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Marcos Breton,...
Capitol Chat - In our regular weekly segment, we hear what's been happening in California's State Capitol this week. We'll speak with Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler about the latest challenges facing the Legislature. Raw Milk - Our Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone joins us to talk about the demand for unpasteurized milk and the safety risks that it may pose to consumers, as well as the safety tests that are being commissioned by the State to be conducted on samples of raw milk. Mark...
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Trouble with Bears in Tahoe and a Kings Arena Update - The Tahoe community of Incline Village has a problem with bears that's as complex as they come. Hungry bears preparing for hibernation are breaking into trash containers, homes and cars looking for food but residents are afraid to call the Nevada Department of Wildlife for help. The reason, is bear advocates. They equate a call to the NDOW with a bear death sentence. But the NDOW and bear advocates both agree that bear proof trash...
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Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio's State Government Reporter Katie Orr joins us for this week's Capitol Chat to talk about the case against State Senator Ron Calderon. He was indicted last week. Also, the state assembly and senate are expected to vote on the emergency $680 million drought release plan. Infectious Diseases There are some nasty infectious diseases taking up residence in Northern California this year. An outbreak of measles and a mysterious respiratory illness with polio-like...
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Many of us dream of starting our own business. Maybe we'll make more money; do what we love; no more boss. It's easy to focus on the attractions. But to make your business work, you need a whole set of skills you perhaps didn't need as an employee. On today's program, we'll learn what it takes, hear success stories, and take your calls.
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Small Business Administration,...
Hank Houston - A comic created and written locally has made it into the semi-finals of a worldwide comics' competition. Today on Insight, the two creators of Hank Houston, Ben Schwartz and Ha-Na-Nu Saulque tell you about their work. 88 KEYS Foundation - A local music educator has created a non-profit foundation that puts pianos into classrooms to foster music education. Lara Downes tells you about the 88 KEYS Foundation and how it works. Amigos de las Americas - We follow up with Amigos de las...
Topics: Hank Houston, comics competition, Ben Schwartz, Ha-Na-Nu Saulque, 88 KEYS Foundation, Lara Downes,...
Kettleman City - Capital Public Radio health reporter John Sepulvado just wrapped up a three-part series focusing on the Central Valley community of Kettleman City, where toxins are in the water and the air. Many residents wonder whether the pollutants are the cause of a birth defect cluster in the area. We'll talk about this "Toxic Town" today on Insight with Sepulvado; Green Action Executive Director Bradley Angel; and Director of Environmental Protection for Waste Management Brian...
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Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed a bill that would help bring healthy foods to stores in low-income areas. Today on Insight, Assemblyman Mark Leno tells you why he authored the bill. This is Suicide Prevention Week and you’ll hear from people on the frontlines of suicide prevention in Sacramento. David Bianculli, TV critic for the New York Daily News and regular contributor to Fresh Air, tells you about his life as a television critic, the sad state of broadcast TV this summer, and the...
Topics: healthy eating, low income food, Mark Leno, suicide prevention, David Bianculli, Fall TV, KXJZ,...
Capitol Chat - Early today, the California State Assembly and Senate began debating the tenative state budget deal reached this week between legislative Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown. In this week's Capitol Chat, reporter Katie Orr updates on the steps toward finalizing a deal, which is due by Saturday, June 15. Bay Delta Tour - Capital Public Radio Environmental Reporter Amy Quinton is on a three-day tour of the Delta, put on by the California Water Education Foundation. We'll talk with...
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CalPERS Pension Info Online - CalPERS announced Monday its plans to release the database of previously private information of its retirees, such as their names, employment dates, and the amount of their pensions. CalPERS claims it's a way to improve transparency in the pension system, but retirees are upset about the invasion into their privacy. Tim Behrens from the California State Retirees and Robert Glazier of CalPERS join us today to discuss the upcoming changes and the possible...
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Ed Astone - The longtime town manager of Old Sacramento retires this Friday. Today on Insight, you’ll meet Ed Astone, who’s devoted decades to the revival and restoration of Old Sac. Christian Kiefer - Local singer-songwriter – and English professor – Christian Kiefer has a new CD out. You’ll hear him perform live in our studio. Kim Stanley Robinson - Writings by local science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson were placed on board a spacecraft that departed for Mars at the beginning...
Topics: Ed Astone, Old Sacramento, Christian Kiefer, singer-songwriter, Kim Stanley Robinson,...
Kevin Johnson - There's no end of pressing issues facing the City of Sacramento now, including the sluggish economy and downtown redevelopment. Today on Insight, we'll talk about those issue and more with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. John Waters - Filmmaker John Waters is best known for his movies about people outside the mainstream, including "Pink Flamingoes" and the original version of "Hairspray." He's an author, too, and his latest book is called "Role...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Kevin Johnson, Sacramento development...
On April 18, 1906, a huge earthquake shook San Francisco. The quake and the fires that followed destroyed much of the city. We'll relive those events with a historian and the son of a woman who lived through the earthquake. We'll also hear how Sacramento was affected. Poetry Out Loud is a national competition that gets high school students to memorize and perform great poems. You'll meet two Sacramento students reading poems out loud at the State Capitol.
Topics: San Francisco Earthquake Anniversary, Poetry Out Loud, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital...
Gay Marriage Decision - The California Supreme Court recently decided to overturn a ban on gay marriage. The ruling overturns a California voter-approved law that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Today on Insight, you'll hear what this means for California and the nation and what might happen next. Amigos de las Americas - You'll learn about a non-profit organization that takes high school and college-aged volunteers to Latin America to work on sustainable community-based...
Topics: gay marriage, California Supreme Court, court overturns law, Amigos de las Americas, volunteers...
News Network: Reno - The Washoe Drive Fire, the possible return of Reno's National Championship Air Races, and the closed-door conclusion of a sexual assault lawsuit against two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are all stories Martha Bellisle from the Reno Gazette-Journal has written about. Bellisle joins us with details about these and other Reno Area topics she's been covering. Plant and Human Immune Similarities - The groundbreaking discovery that plants, flies and...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, News Newtork: Reno,...
Stephen and Virginia Pearcy [pictured] sparked controversy and a nationwide media frenzy in February with commentary on the Iraq war by hanging a mock U.S. solider from their Sacramento home. Today they host a discussion entitled "Freedom of Expression in a Time of War" on the Sacramento State campus. Stephen and Virginia appear on Insight directly after their talk. The planners of a new exhibit to honor fallen U.S. military personnel and Iraqi civilian war casualties join host...
Topics: War, Iraq, Sherpas, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio
High Speed Rail - The High Speed Rail Authority has released a revised business plan for the second time. The cost has dropped from $98 billion to $68 billion and the route has been altered to start in the Los Angeles area. Also, a report recently released shows California needs better training programs to ensure that local workers benefit from jobs created by the new transportation. News Network: Appeal-Democrat - We'll see what's making news in Marysville and Yuba City with Appeal-Democrat...
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It's one of the most important studies ever conducted on women's health, but critics say design problems call some findings into question. Today medical experts tell you what the Women's Health Initiative means to you, and where the report misses the mark. Is Sacramento too generous with standing ovations? Do musicians and other artists have an easier time pleasing the crowd in California's capital? You'll find out from our guests: Jeff Hudson, arts critic and reporter for KXJZ News; Marcus...
Topics: Women's Health Initative, musicians/artists, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Decline to State - As the partisan divide has deepened in California, the trend toward independent, or decline-to-state, voter registration has grown. Today on Insight, how might this trend play out in the Feb. 5th primary? We'll talk with a local political columnist who's written a book on the subject, plus we'll hear from representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties. MusicTalk - You'll learn about a local group that uses music to help improve communication skills in pre-school...
Topics: California voters, decline to state, California Insider, MusicTalk, autism, language disabilities,...
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Host Jeffrey Callison talks with Dr. Gino Strada, founder and chief surgeon of Emergency, a humanitarian organization that provides medical services in war-ravaged parts of the globe. With 10 hospitals and dozens of first aid posts and clinics, Emergency has brought health care to hundreds of thousands of war victims. Their patients tend to be mostly civilian. Jeffrey Callison speaks with members of the ad-hoc group CalClarity. CalClarity aims to raise awareness of a California law that...
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Words Take Wing - Ying Chang Compestine is a prolific children's literature author whose novel for young adults about the Chinese revolution received more than 30 awards. Compestine will be the featured speaker at this year's Words Take Wing children's literature lecture series on Thursday. The event will take place at UC Davis' Freeborn Hall and is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Education. More than 1,000 children are expected to attend. California's Unfunded Pensions - California's...
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We’re constantly reminded that too much dessert can be a bad thing. But can chocolate really be all that bad? Research at UC Davis indicates that antioxidant flavanoids in cocoa could be beneficial for cardiovascular health. Also, psychologist Dean Simonton tells us just how intelligent we really want our political leaders to be.
Topics: Dessert, chocolate, UC Davis research, antioxidant flavanoids, cardiovascular health, KXJZ,...
Orlando Arena Talks - Mayor Kevin Johnson is in Orlando, Florida this week negotiating an arena deal with the National Basketball Association days before a final financing plan needs to be solidified. The Sacramento Bee's Metropolitan Reporter, Ryan Lillis, joins us from Orlando with the latest in the developments. Beer Week - It's time for Beer Week again and one of this year's big draws is a chance to meet various beer brewers of the region. We'll talk with the people in charge of brewing at...
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Day of Inclusion - This is officially the Day of Inclusion in California, recognizing the repeal of the 19th-century Chinese Exclusion Act. For decades, that law made it difficult for Chinese and Chinese-descended people to live and work in California. Although the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed a long time ago - in 1943 - the Day of Inclusion is new. Tattooed Torah - A so-called "Tattooed Torah," preserved from the Holocaust, is now on display at a Jewish Day School in...
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Mobile Food Trucks - Food trucks can't sit in one place for more than 30 minutes because of a Sacramento city ordinance designed to protect "brick and mortar" restaurants. Food truck vendors have been protesting the ordinance with a weekly festival just outside city limits. We'll speak with the owner of Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen, a gourmet food truck vendor that wants the ordinance repealed. High Speed Rail - Rail safety is on a lot of people's minds following the Amtrak wreck in...
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Larynx Transplant - A UC Davis Health System patient recently received a larynx transplant. Since the highly complex and rare voicebox transplant, which took place last October, Brenda Jensen has regained the ability to speak using her natural voice. The 52-year-old Modesto, Calif. resident had severely damaged her vocal chords 11 years ago and was unable to speak without the use of a hand-held electronic device that produced an artificial, robotic-sounding voice. We'll talk about it with one...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, larynx transplant, UC Davis Health...
Mosquito Attraction - When mosquitoes bite people, it's not a random thing. They're attracted to specific odors. Scientists at UC Davis have indentified the main chemical that attracts the mosquito that spreads West Nile virus and other diseases. Today on Insight, one of the scientists behind the study tells you about it. Kings Preview - Just a few years ago, the Sacramento Kings were one of the elite teams in the NBA but that isn't the case anymore. Last year, they were the worst in the...
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Amy Goodman - The host of the radio and TV show "Democracy Now" is going to be in Davis tonight for a panel discussion about the Guantanamo Bay Dentention Camp. Also on the panel are a former guard at Guantanamo and, via video-conference from London, a former prisoner at Guatanamo. Today on Insight, we'll talk with Amy Goodman about it. Pamela Rose - When you think of the people who wrote what's commonly called The Great American Songbook, chances are a lot of men come to mind -...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, Pamela...
California emerged relatively unscathed in the most recent round of military base closures, but reaction is mixed. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with experts about the impact military base closures have had in northern California, and why some say it can be good for a community.
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Tour of California - Winter weather in Tahoe canceled Stage 1 of the Tour of California yesterday and forced the move of today's start from Squaw Valley to Nevada City. Today on Insight, we'll get an update on everything that's happening from James Raia. Plus, you'll meet a local cancer survivor who plans to walk a mile of the Tour of California today. Prakashni Shandil was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008 and a blood and marrow transplant was her best course of treatment. She...
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Environmental movie-ment - This weekend's fifth annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Today, we'll talk with some directors whose films take us on a journey from the Hetch Hetchy to the New Zealand wilderness.
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Post-Disaster Trauma - Friday's shooting at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School that ended in 27 deaths "broke the nation's heart", to repeat the words of President Barack Obama. Unfortunately, school shootings in America are nothing new, and this recent tragedy brings a reminder of the 1989 Stockton Cleveland School shooting that left five children dead and 29 people wounded. Mory Framer is a clinical psychologist who has helped people deal with psychological trauma in the wake of...
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Budget Vote Update - Which is the more pressing issue for California lawmakers right now? The budget, which is way out of balance with no compromise in sight, or redestricting, which could send some lawmakers into political limbo? Today on Insight, Capital Public Radio State Government Reporter Ben Adler tells you what's going on. "The Glee Project" - You'll meet the Central Valley woman competing on "The Glee Project," a TV series that debuts this weekend. Lindsay Pierce of...
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Righteous Movement - Sacramento hip-hop group Righteous Movement performs live in our studio. "Medicinal" - A new documentary about medical marijuana in California is being screened tonight in West Sacramento. Today on Insight, director Dan Frank tells you why he made "Medicinal." Steve Hanks - You'll meet renowned watercolor artist Steve Hanks. He's speaking in Folsom this weekend.
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Condoleezza Rice - The former Secretary of State is coming to Sacramento. On the next Insight, we'll talk with Condoleezza Rice about her time in the Bush White House and what she's doing now. Christian Baldini - The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra gets a new conductor and music director. You'll meet Chrisitan Baldini, a 30 year old from Argentina. Julie Otsuka - "When the Emperor Was Divine" is Sacramento State's One Book selection for the 2009-2010 school year. You'll meet Bay Area...
Topics: Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, Christian Baldini, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Julie...
Smart Meter Privacy/Security - If someone in a utility control room can read your meter remotely, shut off power to your house, and modulate individual appliances to shed load during peak hours, then why can't hackers? Also, does the energy company's ability to monitor details of your home energy use violate your privacy? We'll speak with a Smart Meter privacy attorney and security expert. UC Merced Chancellor - UC Merced's new chancellor, Dorothy Leland, is at the state capitol today trying to...
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Airport Security - The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day of travel. We'll check in with Steve Milne at Sacramento International Airport to see how things are going. Winter Shelter - Temperatures overnight are expected to be below freezing for the rest of the week. Where can homeless people go to get warm? Sacramento County along with the City had a plan to start housing homeless people in area churches but it's been delayed another couple of weeks. Capital Public Radio's...
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Realignment Ups and Downs - Since California began transferring massive numbers of state prisoners to county jails in 2011 the number of fugitive sex offenders has jumped and crime in Sacramento since increased for the first time in five years. Realignment is being held responsible for these developing crime trends, but is the blame warranted? We'll speak with Jeffrey Callison of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Don Thompson, an AP reporter who covers realignment...
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The Summer Writers’ Conference returns to Sacramento State this weekend. Today on Insight, you’ll meet three of the featured writers – prolific author and mystery writer Raymond Obstfeld, editorial director of Writer’s Digest Books Jane Friedman, and Sacramento Bee TV critic and author Rick Kushman.
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Dirty Laundry - How good is local TV at covering politics and elections? Today on Insight experts tell you what TV's doing right, and where it can improve. "How Do We Engage Voters? Television Coverage of the Upcoming 2006 Election," a forum in which experts from the media, government and University discuss election coverage, will be held at 6:00 p.m tonight at Sacramento State's University Union Redwood Room. "Blood on the Page" - A new anthology of intense poems and essays...
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Syria's Refugees - A humanitarian crisis rages on in Syria as Americans consider who should be the country's next president. Many Americans and journalists are asking the candidates whether the United States should intervene in an international conflict if our national security is not at risk. We'll speak with a UC Davis professor who has been following the Syria crisis closely, Keith Watenpaugh, about what America's responsibility to help Syrian refugees might be. Laurence Leamer - Arnold...
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VSP (Vision Service Plan), based in Sacramento, is the nation's largest eye care benefits provider with over 44 million members. It's also consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the country. This year VSP Ranks #7 on Fortune Magazine's 2006 List of '100 Best Companies to Work For.' This is their seventh consecutive year on the list. Jeffrey Callison speaks with Roger Valine, VSP's Chief Executive Officer, about how he makes his company a great place to work. Lawrence Lee is...
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California Crackup - A new book co-authored by a Sacramento man explores the history of reform in Californa and makes a case that too much reform caused our current finacial crisis and budget stalemate. You'll meet the authors of "California Crackup." Diary Antibiotics in Groundwater - A pioneering study by UC Davis scientists has found small amounts of dairy antibiotics in groundwater. This is the first large study to track the fate of a wide range of antibiotics given to dairy cows,...
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Party politics is the theme of this Insight roundtable. Jeffrey's guests will be Duf Sundheim, chairman of the California Republican Party, and Roger Salazar, a longtime spokesman and press secretary for top Democrats, including Al Gore, Gray Davis and John Edwards.
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State Redistricting - The commission that's literally redrawing California's political districts released its first draft of maps last week. Today on Insight, we talk with commission member Stan Forbes about how they created the new district lines and what happens next. "Consider the Conversation" - Two filmmakers are bringing their documentary about end-of-life care tonight to Three Stages in Folsom. "Consider the Conversation" focues on longtime Placerville physician Dr....
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Budget Fallout - California's budget problems continue with the failure yesterday of a Democratic plan in the legislature. The state faces a deficit of $24 billion. Yesterday, the state's Controller, John Chiang, warned that without a budget, he will have to start issuing IOUs next week instead of checks. What would that mean, and what impact would it have on organizations that work with the state? Vagabond Opera - What do you get when you mix 1920s Eureopean Cabaret with vintage americana, Old...
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Workers' Comp Fund - Governor Schwarzenegger is considering selling off part of the State Compensation Insurance Fund to help reduce the state budget deficit. We'll talk with a journalist covering the issue about what this means and we'll talk with a small business owner about it. Broadband Stimulus - California is eligible for federal broadband stimulus funds. Why are there broadband stimulus funds? How do you get it? Who is the money supposed to help? We'll talk with the founder of the...
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A large percentage of California's inmates return to prison after their release, prompting citizens and state officials to ask if it needs to be that way. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with a parolee who faced life imprisonment, public officials, and other experts about the pros and cons rehabilitation.
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Capitol Chat - Capital Public Radio's capitol reporter Ben Adler joins us for this week's edition of Capitol Chat. Ben will bring sound bites and analysis to the discussion as we talk about cap and trade and the latest job numbers. Local Libyan - Local Libyan expatriate Jamal Buzayan talks about his hopes and fears for a Libya after Muammar Gaddafi. Buzayan has extensive family still in Libya and visited the country for the first time in 38 years last month, following the fall of Tripoli. He...
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